Due Diligence

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Due Diligence

Due diligence is the full-scale audit, investigation, or review of either a business or individual to prove their credibility during a legal transaction. The goal behind this type of inquiry is to minimize business risk and provide quality information to decision-makers. 

What Is a Due Diligence Investigation?

A due diligence investigation examines an organization’s finances, management, aims, history, clients, mission, performance, and other functional details. In order to uncover hidden liabilities in this data, it is essential that a company conduct a due diligence investigation prior to a purchase, merger, or acquisition. Types of due diligence may include the following:

  • Financial
  • Commercial
  • Legal

Why Would a Company or Individual Need Due Diligence Services? 

Due diligence investigations should be performed when investigating overseas business partners, potential clients, or intellectual property. These investigations are also valuable to organizations considering hiring a job candidate, acquiring a piece of real estate, or purchasing another business. Due diligence is required for companies involved with:

  • Mergers.
  • IPOs.
  • Joint ventures.
  • Acquisitions.
  • Partnership deals.

What Does a Due Diligence Investigator Look At?

A professional due diligence investigator will look at the following aspects:

Company

Company information covers basic operational data, such as the organization’s:

  • Website.
  • Name.
  • Contact numbers.
  • Email, business, and social media profile addresses.
  • State and FEIN identifiers.
  • Industry codes.
  • Business status.

Company Biography

Company biographical information includes:

  • Permits and professional licenses.
  • Political and charitable donations.
  • Professional association affiliations.
  • Company history.
  • Executive management.
  • Federal contracting.
  • Secretary of State and Corporation filings.
  • Company statements — mission, purpose, and sales objectives.

Media

Due diligence investigators will examine:

  • Open sources.
  • Social media.
  • Literature and news material.

Legal

Legal information includes data on:

  • Criminal history.
  • Foreclosures.
  • Compliance issues.
  • Litigation.
  • Bankruptcies.
  • Sanctioning.
  • Judgments and Liens.

Liabilities and Assets 

Investigators also scrutinize additional information, including:

  • Read Credit Reports with Signed Release.
  • UCC.
  • Intellectual property.
  • Causes — charitable, political, and sponsorship.
  • Property and security ownership.
  • Business reports.
  • Watercraft, aircraft, and vehicles.

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Since our inception in 1988, we have been committed to providing each of our clients with corporate security services unparalleled in the industry. We are pioneers and industry leaders in customized security services for a wide variety of practices. Our experienced team of former NYPD chiefs and high-ranking military officers has the experience your corporation requires and expects.

For 32 years, Silverseal has been a preeminent provider of comprehensive investigation and corporate security solutions worldwide. Silverseal provides a broad suite of specialized corporate security services.

Benefits of Partnering With a Full-Service Security Company 

A full-service security firm will explain the various investigable facets of a business and work with you to determine the precise services you need. Other advantages to working with due diligence investigators include the ability to:

  • Collect information to make informed financial and business decisions.
  • Avoid costly mistakes and future lawsuits.
  • Obtain proof to negotiate terms for future acquisitions.
  • Effectively evaluate the amount of risk involved.
  • Gain insight into the overall state of an organization’s health and stability.

Rely on the Due Diligence Investigators at Silverseal

Since our inception in 1988, Silverseal has been a leading provider of investigation solutionsconsulting services, and global security. Headquartered in New York City and London, we strive every day to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of service when and where it counts.